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Join the conversation or watch on demand as Puppet engineers and product managers share tangible tips and best practices so that you can get the most out of Puppet and learn how others are using it.

Whether you’re a Puppet customer, community member, or partner — or you wonder how Puppet can help eliminate soul-crushing work — Tech Talks help you get Puppet working harder for you.

Configuring Puppet's policy-based autosigning

Aug 19, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time

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Before Puppet agent nodes can retrieve their configuration catalogs, they require a signed certificate from the local Puppet certificate authority (CA). To speed up the process of bringing new agent nodes into your deployment, you can configure the CA to automatically sign certain certificate signing requests (CSRs).

Join Puppet Support Engineer, Corey Benefrayim, as he configures Puppet's policy-based autosigning with a custom policy executable to autosign new CSRs from agent nodes.

Puppet Enterprise: Update vs. upgrade

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Learn about the many factors can influence your choice between updating or upgrading an application. Updates include fixes and improvements; upgrades change the version. Updates might have a lower cost. Upgrading ensures you get continued support, security fixes, and the latest features.

In this Tech Talk webinar, we’ll guide you to make the best choice for your organization as well as show you how to upgrade PE version 2018.1 to version 2019.8.

Presented by: Martez Reed, principal field solutions developer

Assessing Level of Effort

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Learn about the evolution and innovation of PE from PE 2015 to 2019.8. Find out what’s new in PE 2019.8: New features such as node patch management and reporting, agent installation, agentless plans, and installation of CD4PE – all direct from the console – plus, many more features.

Learn how Puppet can help to establish a clear upgrade path and how to use a Bolt plan to estimate the level of effort to upgrade based on your current environment.

During this session, we will demonstrate how to use a Bolt plan to estimate the level of effort to upgrade a PE environment based on the roles and profiles present and the complexity of the modules installed. We’ll share the Bolt plan, as well as additional resources, with you to support your upgrade to the latest release.

Presenters: Martyn Storey and Liam Sexton

Serving Files with Puppet

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What are the best practices for sending large files through Puppet? Let us show you how! There are different ways you can serve files and we can show you the implications of each method.

Presented by: Adrian Parreiras Horta, Support Engineer

Manage infrastructure at scale with automation

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When Dev and Ops teams standardize continuous delivery for applications and infrastructure, you can deliver changes faster and more reliably.

Scaling becomes manageable with Puppet. Impact analysis shows you which nodes and configurations are affected by changes. Built-in and custom deployment policies abstract away the complexities of delivering change.

With these features, Dev and Ops teams can work together to own and manage their own infrastructure automation without managing the tooling.

Carl Caum, senior product manager at Puppet, provides tangible tips to scale your Puppet infrastructure with Bolt so that you can achieve your continuous delivery goals.

Attackers work together — why don't defenders?

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Vulnerabilities are increasing exponentially. To keep your business secure, you must prioritize and remediate the critical vulnerabilities. While Blackhats work together to share the latest attack techniques, IT Ops teams work in isolation, unable to collaborate with other Ops teams.

We need to combat the attackers together. Learn how Puppet is building a community of defenders.

Automated testing the easy way

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Yes, with Puppet Enterprise and Onceover you can test all your code without writing any tests!

Learn how to get 100% test coverage with minimal effort and stress, and no coding — whether you're just starting out, have worked with PE before, or have so much code and you simply cannot imagine testing it all.

DevOps in a containerized world

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DevOps describes the culture of how IT Development and IT Operations departments work together on system setup, application deployment, and related tools such as continuous integration (CI), metrics, and alerting.

A key element of DevOps is IT automation using configuration management and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD). But does DevOps work in a containerized world?

Find out more, and learn whether configuration management is still needed, and whether collaboration is still possible with containers.

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